Thursday, April 15, 2021

BPA and DECA Students Excel at 2021 State Competitions

Recently, Carroll Senior High School students in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) clubs competed virtually at their state conventions. Each group excelled in their competitions and brought home top honors.

Business Professionals of America is a national organization for middle school, high school, and college students preparing for careers in business and office occupations. Carroll is in its fourth year of promoting the organization’s activities and programs that complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through the application, testing, and presentations. Carroll currently has three chapters of over 90 members combined and is advised by Carroll High School CTE teacher, Kim Goodman.

After competing virtually at the Business Professionals of America 2021 State Leadership Conference March 2-6, the following students have received top honors:

Sloan Miller, 5th place, Banking & Finance, National Qualifier

William Blount, 3rd place, Personal Finance Management, National Qualifier

Andrew Keady, 1st place, Advanced Spreadsheet Applications, National Qualifier

Aayush Mishra, 5th place, Business Law & Ethics, National Qualifier

Keddy Shore, 4th place, Health Administration Procedures, National Alternate

Aarin Bindlish, Shivang Jain, Surina Kishinchandani & Keddy Shore, 9th place, Financial Analyst Team, National Alternates

Sarah Ali, Sara Jamal, Meghana Pitta, 6th place, Website Design Team, National Alternates

Megan Wolf & Alina Khawaja, 2nd place, Podcast Production Team, National Qualifiers

Enya Pinjani, 9th place, Extemporaneous Speech, National Alternate

Arnav Koppala, 4th place, Presentation Management Individual, National Alternate

Vince Sanouvong, 1st place, Middle Level Financial Literacy, National Qualifier

Justin Hamilton, 3rd place, Middle Level Digital Citizenship, National Qualifier

Sanvi Kishinchandani, 4th place, Middle Level Prepared Speech, National Qualifier

Additional honors go to Senior, Megan Wolf, who is the recipient of a Texas BPA Scholarship in the amount of $750. Achieving the award of Statesmen Torch during the virtual conference are Kamya Datwani & Carolynn Brower.

And after two virtual scoring rounds and a live judge round, advancing to the BPA National’s Showcase in the event Virtual Branding Team is Arnav Koppala, Adhitya Ravikumar & Lavangi Yadava, where they hope to achieve Best in Show among the Top Ten selected to attend (virtually) in this event.

BPA was not the only Career and Technical Student Organization virtually competing this past week. Texas DECA also held their virtual state conference March 2-6, and these students walked away with top honors, advancing to DECA’s Virtual International Conference to be held virtually, April 19-23. Carroll DECA is in its second year, with one chapter of 18 members, also advised by Goodman.

Arnav Koppala, Entrepreneurship, National Qualifier

Aarin Bindlish, Automotive Services Marketing, National Qualifier

Shivang Jain, Hotel & Lodging Management, National Qualifier

Adhitya Ravikumar, Personal Financial Literacy, National Qualifier

Caitlyn Kollar, Independent Business Plan, National Alternate

Aayush Mishra, Business Finance, Finalist